84points
15points

Google Pixel 3

74points
25points

Google Pixel 3a

Google Pixel 3
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Google Pixel 3a
Cost-effectiveness winner
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Google Pixel 3 vs Google Pixel 3a

Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
84
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Google Pixel 3
74
points
Google Pixel 3a

Why is Google Pixel 3 better than Google Pixel 3a?

  • 0.45% higher pixel density
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    443ppivs441ppi
  • 28.73% faster CPU speed
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    4 x 2.8GHz & 4 x 1.77GHzvs2 x 2 & 6 x 1.7GHz
  • 2x more megapixels (front camera)
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    8MP & 8MPvs8MP
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • 64GB more internal storage
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    128GBvs64GB
  • 1.71x faster downloads
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    1024MBits/svs600MBits/s
  • Has wireless charging
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  • 0.3mm thinner
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    7.9mmvs8.2mm

Why is Google Pixel 3a better than Google Pixel 3?

  • 2.92% more battery power
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    3000mAhvs2915mAh
  • 2.78% higher resolution
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    1080 x 2220pxvs1080 x 2160px
  • 1.82% bigger screen size
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    5.6"vs5.5"
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • 1g lighter
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    147gvs148g
  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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  • Has manual exposure
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Price comparison

Google Pixel 3

Buy used:

$295.58

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$444.44
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$316.61
Google Pixel 3 walmartGoogle Pixel 3 64GB Black (Unlocked) Exc...Google Pixel 3 64GB Black (Unlocked) Excellent Condition
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$279.97

Google Pixel 3a

Buy used:

$231.75

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Google Pixel 3a AmazonGoogle - Pixel 3a with 64GB Memory Cell ...Google - Pixel 3a with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Clearly White (Renewed)
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$324.34
Google Pixel 3a AmazonGoogle Pixel 3A (64GB, 4GB RAM) 5.6" Dis...Google Pixel 3A (64GB, 4GB RAM) 5.6" Display - GSM/CDMA Factory Unlocked (AT&T/T-Mobile/Verizon/Sprint) Global 4G LTE International Model (Just Black)
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$374.53
Google Pixel 3a AmazonGoogle - Pixel 3a with 64GB Memory Cell ...Google - Pixel 3a with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Purple-ish (Renewed)
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$294.00
Google Pixel 3a aliexpress2019 Brand New Google Pixel 3A Mobile Ph...2019 Brand New Google Pixel 3A Mobile Phone 4G LTE 4GB RAM 64GB ROM 5.6 inch Snapdragon 670 Octa Core 12.2MP 8MP NFC Smartphone
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$226.75
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$349.95

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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

148g

147g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.thickness

7.9mm

8.2mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.height

145.6mm

151.3mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.width

68.2mm

70.1mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.pixel density

443ppi

441ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

1080 x 2160px

1080 x 2220px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

5.5"

5.6"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
6.has a touch screen
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 2.8GHz & 4 x 1.77GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

2 x 2GHz & 6 x 1.7GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

4GB

4GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

128GB

64GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Has integrated LTE
Google Pixel 3 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)
Google Pixel 3a (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.
6.semiconductor size

10nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

12.2MP

12.2MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

8MP & 8MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
4.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
5.wide aperture (main camera)

f/1.8

f/1.8

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
4.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

2915mAh

3000mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has a removable battery
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has wireless charging
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
4.Supports fast charging
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
5.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Google Pixel 3 (Android 9.0 Pie)
Google Pixel 3a (Android 9.0 Pie)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
6.has a battery level indicator
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.download speed

1024MBits/s

600MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.has NFC
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.is DLNA-certified
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
6.Bluetooth version

5

5

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Price comparison

Google Pixel 3

Buy used:

$295.58

ProductStorePrice
Google Pixel 3 AmazonGoogle - Pixel 3 with 128GB Memory Cell ...Google - Pixel 3 with 128GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Just Black
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$444.44
Google Pixel 3 aliexpressBrand New Original Google Pixel 3 Mobile...Brand New Original Google Pixel 3 Mobile Phone Global 4GB RAM 64GB ROM 5.5 inch Snapdragon 845 Octa Core Andorid 9 NFC 4G phone
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$316.61
Google Pixel 3 walmartGoogle Pixel 3 64GB Black (Unlocked) Exc...Google Pixel 3 64GB Black (Unlocked) Excellent Condition
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$279.97

Google Pixel 3a

Buy used:

$231.75

ProductStorePrice
Google Pixel 3a AmazonGoogle - Pixel 3a with 64GB Memory Cell ...Google - Pixel 3a with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Clearly White (Renewed)
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$324.34
Google Pixel 3a AmazonGoogle Pixel 3A (64GB, 4GB RAM) 5.6" Dis...Google Pixel 3A (64GB, 4GB RAM) 5.6" Display - GSM/CDMA Factory Unlocked (AT&T/T-Mobile/Verizon/Sprint) Global 4G LTE International Model (Just Black)
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$374.53
Google Pixel 3a AmazonGoogle - Pixel 3a with 64GB Memory Cell ...Google - Pixel 3a with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - Purple-ish (Renewed)
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$294.00
Google Pixel 3a aliexpress2019 Brand New Google Pixel 3A Mobile Ph...2019 Brand New Google Pixel 3A Mobile Phone 4G LTE 4GB RAM 64GB ROM 5.6 inch Snapdragon 670 Octa Core 12.2MP 8MP NFC Smartphone
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$226.75
Google Pixel 3a walmartGoogle Pixel 3a Black
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$349.95

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